Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fallen Leaves


Fallen Leaves
photo by Daniel Krucoff

I'm still amazed at times how ideas come to me for something. Do you ever find this happening with your creative process? I was working on Lexi's Dream mentioned in an earlier post. And as I was cutting the strips of glass that went into the construction of that bowl, I saw all these pointed pieces of glass that were discarded from the strips I used to make Lexi's Dream. They sort of called out to me and the more I looked at all those glass shards, I thought, a cluster of them would create a wonderful autumnal effect.

So this is the result of thought process on my part. Very abstract, but they remind me of fallen leaves along a hiking trail. The myriad of colors. All those sharp little pieces of glass fused so wonderfully and melded together to create this piece.

I'm going to share this one with Lexi too and see what she thinks of my 'detour' of sorts from her original dream.

I think Dan did such a great job capturing the beauty of this one with the light shining through it.

Aspiring to be more as an artist and person.....

16 comments:

glassfancy said...

Beautiful colors! I'm so glad that didn't go to waste!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey Thanks Glass Fancy. Me too! :)

steiderstudios said...

I love this one, even more than your beautiful strip cut designs. I am drawn towards the more organic shapes I think and I do read autumn leaves in this spectacular bowl.

Sheila said...

Ah... the synergy between the two artists must be electric! Fallen Leaves is gorgeous!

-Don said...

Beautiful! And the title is perfect. I'm glad those pointy glass shards ended up in this lovely bowl, and not in your fingers. I think Dan's photos get better with each of your bowls. Wow! I think it's a work of art unto itself. -Don

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Oh thanks Linda! That means so much to me coming from such a talented glass artist like yourself! :)

Thank you Sheila. Lexi and I really have a connection.

Hey Don! Thanks so much...always enjoy your thoughts on Dan's work and mine. :D

Karen said...

These transparent ones are exceptional. They have a delicacy and mystery about them that's somewhat different than your others. So interesting to see what will happen!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Karen! I'm definitely enjoying the results of these and I too like the transparent ones.... :)

hwfarber said...

Now, of course, I'm wondering if this might be the "let go" bowl from Lexi's dream. I'm waiting for the rest of the story.

Both pieces are stunning.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow! this is gorgeous, Kathleen!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love all these autumn colors! My favorite palette!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey HW! Thanks, just posted some of the rest of the story. I truly feel more focused on my fused glass bowl work and my art jewelry...we'll see how this story progresses.

Hi Sharmon! Thank you. :)

Hi Beverly! Thanks for stopping by. I love fall colors too and I utilize your color wheel when making color choices too! Thanks!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I'd have a hard time choosing between Fallen Leaves and Lexi's Dream. Loose and organic vs. structured.... both are lovely in their own way and they make a gorgeous pair. I love the total transparency. Isn't great to find such a good use for your glass scraps? And of course Dan's lighting is superb as usual!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Deborah! Dan's photographs are helping my work shine....I'm loving this. :D

Sadia Hussain said...

Beautiful and very innovative! The colors are gorgeous!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Sadia,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Nice to meet you.